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Smartphone dating/hookup application for gay and bisexual men

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Grindr is a geosocial networking and online dating application geared towards gay, bi, trans, and queer people. It runs on iOS and Android and is available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play. Grindr comes in both free and subscription-based versions. The app makes use of a mobile device's geolocation, a feature of smart phones and other devices, which allows users to locate other users who are nearby. This is accomplished through a user interface that displays a grid of representative photos of men, arranged from nearest to furthest away. Tapping on a picture will display a brief profile for that user, as well as the option to chat, send pictures, and share one's precise location.

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Serial killer's dealer jailed for Grindr murder

Gerald Matovu, 26, met victims via dating apps and used GHB to render them unconscious.
BBC News - Published

Gerald Matovu: Drug dealer of Grindr serial killer Stephen Port jailed for murder of former Bond actor

An ex-drug dealer has been jailed for at least 31 years for the murder of former James Bond actor Eric Michels.
Independent - Published

Man jailed for blackmailing Grindr dates by threatening to leak sexual photos

Patryk Hrymak, 27, swapped naked images with victims before demanding money
Independent - Published

Grindr: Chinese parent company plans to list gay dating app

Grindr's Chinese owner said US authorities no longer object to a public listing of the dating app.
BBC News - Published

Eric Michels murder: 'Grindr thief' guilty of businessman murder

Gerald Matovu, who sold drugs to serial killer Stephen Port, gave his victim an overdose of GHB.
BBC News - Published

The link between a Grindr murderer and a serial killer

Gerald Matovu, a friend of the serial killer Stephen Port, has himself been convicted of murder with a fatal overdose of the drug GHB.
BBC News - Published

Suspected Grindr rapist and murderer hunted by police who fear there may be further victims

Death of Adrian Murphy linked to attack on another man in London
Independent - Published

Exclusive: Behind Grindr's doomed hookup in China, a data misstep and scramble to make up

Early last year, Grindr LLC's Chinese owner gave some Beijing-based engineers access to personal information of millions of Americans such as private messages and HIV status, according to eight former..
Reuters - Published

Dead James Bond actor Eric Michels 'targeted on Grindr'

dead james bond actor eric michels 'targeted on grindr'
Businessman Eric Michels, who died last August, appeared in James Bond movie Skyfall.
BBC News - Published

Grindr 'murder plotter' jailed over scissor attack

grindr 'murder plotter' jailed over scissor attack
Chad Gurney stabbed his victim in the neck with a pair of scissors after they had sex in a park.
BBC News - Published

Teenage boys charged with Grindr date robberies in Birmingham

Three men attacked in separate incidents in Yardley
Independent - Published

'Grindr car-jacking' suspects arrested in Birmingham

'grindr car-jacking' suspects arrested in birmingham
Victims have been attacked after arranging dates on Grindr in a spate of incidents in Birmingham.
BBC News - Published

Man charged over Grindr carjackings in Salford and Bury

man charged over grindr carjackings in salford and bury
David Aroge is accused of robbery, possession of a bladed article and assault after three men were targeted.
BBC News - Published

Grindr defeats appeal over harassment on gay dating app

A U.S. federal appeals court refused to hold Grindr liable to a New York man who said his former boyfriend used the gay dating app to post fake profiles, in a harassment campaign that caused more than..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Told U.S. security at risk, Chinese firm seeks to sell Grindr dating app

Chinese gaming company Beijing Kunlun Tech Co Ltd is seeking to sell Grindr LLC, the popular gay dating app it has owned since 2016, after a U.S. government national security panel raised concerns..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: U.S. pushes Chinese owner of Grindr to divest the dating app - sources

Chinese gaming company Beijing Kunlun Tech Co Ltd is seeking to sell Grindr LLC, the popular gay dating app it has owned since 2016, after a U.S. government national security panel raised concerns..
Reuters - Published

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